At BT Security, we work to keep nation-states, governments, FTSE 500 companies, our business and millions of our customers safe from cyber-attack. For over 50 years, we’ve been at the forefront of cybersecurity, and it’s one of the fascinating parts of our business. We are the Protectors, working closely with law enforcement agencies around the world.
A career at BT Security is challenging and rewarding. It’s hard to underestimate the sheer breadth and depth of our work. Our teams collaborate across the globe, sharing intelligence and working as one to prevent hundreds of thousands of cyberattacks each month.
The statistics around cyberattacks make stark reading. A business falls victim to a ransomware attack every 40 seconds, and an average of around 1.4 million phishing websites are created every month. Over 100,000 malware samples are detected every day —that’s more than one a second. In addition to over 4,000 cyber-attacks happening every day, there are around 3 million suspect emails sent out every month.
Working from 16 accredited global security locations, BT Security works 24/7/365, with Managing Director Kevin Brown overseeing a team of over 3,000 people. Collaboration is critical, as Kevin explains, "BT Security is one of the fastest-growing parts of our business. We have to work collaboratively, not only within our own organisation but in partnership with companies and governments, and the wider security industry, to share threat data and increase collective resilience."
Roles within BT Security are varied and challenging, requiring a wide range of different skills, experiences and backgrounds. But everyone has a rewarding part to play in the collaborative effort to combat risk. We caught up with just a few of our Protectors - Cybersecurity graduate Gareth, Contract Security Manager graduate Helena, and Marcus, a Systems Engineering Consultant - to learn about their unique and diverse experiences and how they work collaboratively.